The Harland and Wolff shipyard was the only one that could build a ship the size of the Titanic. Once through these original gates there is an interactive gallery to give you an idea of the skills needed by the workforce and the difficulties they encountered.
A 3D tour takes you from the boiler room in the depths of the ship and up through the different floors ending up on the bridge of the ship.
An example of a 1st class cabin. This was one of the most luxurious and expensive state rooms on the Titanic.
Before WW1 Queenstown was Ireland's most important mail and passenger port. Thousands left each year for life in the 'New World'.
Letters were posted here being the last stop before New York.
I travelled from Liverpool on Monday by the 12 o'clock train and arrived on Ward at 10pm feeling pretty tired. I am very well and am gradually getting settled in my new cabin which is larger than my last. This seems all the time as if it were the Olympic. I like it very much. I am a member of the Club now which is an advantage. Be sure to let me know how father gets on with his club. I was glad to get away from Liverpool as usual and don't intend to go up for a month or two. I found my two trunks unlocked and 5 or 6 dollars stolen out of my pocket book.
I hope none of my stamps have been stolen. Did I have my old portmanteau when I borrowed the kit bag? I think not.
With fondest love
1st class menu
At 11.40pm on 14th April 1912 the Titanic hit an iceberg. In this gallery are the last messages made from the Liner.
It has the names of all those who lost their lives that day.